I'm looking for a desktop setup for music and some gaming for ~ $200 USD. This can be just headphones, or hp+dac, or hp + amp, or hp+amp+dac.
And the other half, to music heavy with female vocals like:
A Fine Frenzy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsWsasqIoyk&ob=av3n
I have a habit of breaking cables, so detachable cables is a plus but not necessary.
I will also usually be wearing them for hours at a time, so comfort is important.
'Phones friends recommended: (though I suspect its because these are the only phones they own >.>)
- Fischer Audio FA-011
- AKG K271 Mkii
I tried the D2000 and ATH M50s at B and H and did not like their sound. (D2ks because the mids sounded recessed, and the M50s bass took the forefront)
My PC uses the motherboard (Asus P8p67Pro) integrated audio which is the Realtek® ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC .
Gaming isn't that important to me - music is first and foremost, gaming performance is to be a tie breaker between two equally good phones (music wise)